Robert Marshall Collier, son of Robert & Martha Marshall Booker Collier
Robert Marshall Collier was a grandson of Vines and Elizabeth Collier of Oglethorpe County, Georgia. He married Amanda F. Greene Dec. 24, 1835, and they had the following children: 1) Robert Thomas, 2) Martha, 3) Mary Fletcher, 4) Isaac Cuthbert, 5) William Vines, 6) Louisa Marshall, and 7) Amanda Virginia.
Amanda F. (Greene) Collier died in 1864. Robert Marshall Collier’s Bible shows he married Susan Jane Whatley of Upson County, Georgia on Oct. 20, 1865.
Robert Marshall Collier was a pioneer planter who became one of the largest plantation owners in middle Georgia. He was also the grandfather of Jena Cuthbert (J. C.) Collier. Below is a photograph of the house of Robert Marshall Collier taken December 12, 1943. The gentleman on the lawn is J. C. Collier. The girl is his granddaughter, June Cason.
In 2003, I set out to locate the home built by Robert Marshall Collier over 150 years earlier. Information said it was at The Rock and was recognizable by its several chimneys and figure 8 railing around the porch. I found it just north of the railroad near the main intersection at The Rock.
By 2009, the house had been remodeled and the chimneys and characteristic railing had been removed.